The date is June 21, 1775. Just a day after the Battle of Bunker Hill, General George Washington rides out of Philadelphia toward Cambridge, Massachusetts, to take command of the Continental Army. This historic moment underscores the determination of the colonists to stand up against injustice and oppression, even in the face of overwhelming odds.
Reflecting on our current times, there is an unsettling parallel with the perversion of the courts during the era of the Revolutionary War. Much like the King’s courts of old, we are witnessing increasing instances of the judicial system being weaponized to suppress dissent and enforce a specific agenda rather than uphold justice and interpret the law impartially.
Our forefathers, having witnessed the pernicious effect of such a system, established an independent judiciary as a bulwark against tyranny. John Adams, one of our founding fathers, famously stated, “We are a government of laws, not of men.” This encapsulates the ideal of a fair and just legal system that values the rule of law over the whims of individuals in power.
Justice should not be a tool of partisan gamesmanship but a beacon of truth that guides our nation. As citizens, it is incumbent upon us to be vigilant to ensure that our courts remain pillars of fairness and justice, just as our founders intended.
To Be Continued…